Yavata, aka: Yāvatā; 3 Definition(s)


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yāvatā : (ind.) as far as; in comparison with.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Yāvatā, (indecl.) (Abl. of yāvant in adv. use cp. tāvatā) as far as, like as, in comparison with, regarding, because Dh. 258 (na tena paṇḍito hoti y. bahu bhāsati=yattakena kāraṇena DhA. III, 383), 259, 266 (similarly, C. = yattakena); Sn. 759 (yāvat’atthī ti vuccati; expld at SnA 509 as “yāvatā ete cha ārammaṇā “atthī” ti vuccanti, vacana-vyattayo veditabbo”); yāvatā ariyaṃ paramaṃ sīlaṃ, nâhaṃ tattha attano sama-samaṃ samanupassāmi kuto bhiyyo “compared with this sīla I do not see anyone quite equal to myself, much less greater. ” D. I, 74 yāvatā ariyaṃ āyatanaṃ yavatā vanippatho idaṃ agga-nagaraṃ bhavissati Pātaliputtaṃ puṭa-bhedanaṃ Vin. I, 229=Ud. 88=D. II, 87 (concerning a most splendid site, and a condition for trade, this Pāṭ. will be the greatest town; trsln Dial. as far as Aryan people resort, as far as merchants travel ... ). yāvatā satt’āvāsā yāvatā bhavaggaṃ ete aggā ete saṭṭhā (read seṭṭhā) lokasmiṃ yad idam arahanto “as far as the abodes of beings, as far as heaven, these are the highest, these are the best, I mean the Arahants. ” S. III, 84. yāvatā dhammā saṅkhatā vā asaṅkhatā vā virāgo ... aggam akkhāyati, yad-idaṃ mada-nimmadano ... A. II, 34=It. 88; “of all the things definite or indefinite: passionlessness deserves the highest praise, I mean the disintoxication of pride etc. ” The expln at Vism. 293 takes yāvatā (grammatically incorrectly) as n. pl. = yattakā.—yāvatā jagato gati as far as (like as) the course of the world It. 120. (Page 555)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yāvatā (यावता).—(= Pali id.; not in this meaning Sanskrit), up to, as far as, with abl.: yāvata (a m.c.) brahmalokāt SP 331.10 (verse); trisāhasrāya (oblique, presumably abl., from tri- sāhasrā) yāvatā Mv ii.302.20.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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